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Waters Principal Commodity Manager: Facilities and Real Estate in Milford, Massachusetts

We are currently looking for a highly motivated individual to join a dynamic and fast paced organization. If you are someone who’s looking to bring innovation, contribute ideas and play a part in building a world class global procurement organization we would like to talk to you.

Experience should include Indirect spend category management, category planning, supplier relationship management, managing strategic sourcing events, leading commercial negotiations, supplier contract management, implementing procurement process improvement, building internal stakeholder partnerships and should possess a working knowledge of industry trends and best practices.

Actively influence and drive change enterprise-wide and globally. Must be results driven about the customer, business cost reductions, growth initiatives, aggregating spend volume, reducing prices/costs, utilizing tools, maximizing compliance and identifying improvement opportunities.

The preferred candidate will have background knowledge in the following Indirect spend areas/categories: Facilities Services, Integrated Facilities Management, Property Management, General Contractors, Environmental Health and Safety, Professional Services, Temporary Labor.

  • Understand the categories and supplier markets, complexities, and has an overall vision of best-in-class procurement needs and practices

  • Manage and execute contracts across the organization within in-scope spend categories

  • Create negotiation plans with clear desired outcomes and options

  • Provide quantifiable and qualifiable analysis of markets, pricing and savings

  • Maintain and adhere to pertinent policies, processes and systems

  • Partner with cross functional teams including but not limited to Facilities, Real Estate, Environmental Health and Safety, Finance, Legal and Operations

  • Work with stakeholders to document specific business requirements, and partner to determine the most favorable short- and long-term category strategies

  • Provide Real Estate and Facilities interface with Indirect Sourcing for Category Management and drive a high level of collaboration to best optimize spend globally

  • Demonstrate a collaborative approach in delivering favorable business outcomes

  • Proficiently manage RFI/RFP/RFQ processes

  • Lead Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) activities with a focus on maximizing value and minimizing risk to the business

  • Conduct Strategic Business Reviews (SBRs) with key supplier partners

  • Manage supplier performance measures (KPIs, SLAs, etc.)

  • Proactively create and manage a project pipeline of category activities from concept through completion stages

  • Effectively communicate issues, action plans and strategies to leadership

  • Support the standardization in purchasing methodology throughout the enterprise, in line with strategies, policies, processes and systems

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) in a related area of Supply Chain, Engineering, Finance or Business Management preferred

  • Required Experience: Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in strategic sourcing, supplier contract negotiations, and supplier relationship management

  • Indirect Sourcing category experience required

  • Strong oral, written and presentation skills required

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills required

  • Solid understanding of contract principles, terms and conditions required

Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT), the world's leading specialty measurement company, has pioneered chromatography, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis innovations serving the life, materials, and food sciences for more than 60 years. With more than 7,000 employees worldwide, Waters operates directly in 35 countries, including 15 manufacturing facilities, with products available in more than 100 countries. Our team focuses on creating business advantages for laboratory-dependent organizations to enable significant advancement in healthcare delivery, environmental management, food safety, and water quality.

Working at Waters enables our employees to unlock the potential of their careers. Our global team is driven by purpose. We strive to be better, learn and improve every day in everything we do. We’re the problem solvers and innovators that aren’t afraid to take risks to transform the world of human health and well-being. We’re all in it together delivering benefit as one to provide the insights needed today in order to solve the challenges of tomorrow.

Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our core values at Waters Corporation. It is our responsibility to actively implement programs and practices to drive inclusive behavior and increase diversity across the organization. We are united by diversity and thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, our customers and our community. Waters is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or protected Veteran status.


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